Nano is a reimplementation of the pico text editor, which was the default editor of the mail client Pine. By now it surpasses the features of the original pico editor by far.
Because the most common keybindings are displayed at the bottom by default and it has a beginner friendly key navigation, nano is suitable as an editor for beginners. It is now the default text editor on many GNU/Linux distributions (replacing vi as the traditional text editor on Linux and Unix systems).
It has enough features for simple and medium editing tasks, but may be not the best choice for bigger tasks and programming jobs.
|Auto Word Wrap||X||Esc-$ soft-wrap, Esc-L hard wrap|
|Line Numbers||X||M-C displays cursor position|
|Config. Colors||X||Syntax colors are configurable|
|Beginner friendly Keys||X|
|Config. key bindings||X|